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Timeline; 1998

The Labour Government managed to introduce a National Minimum Wage in the U.K., despite making a mess of communicating to the pragmatists how it could be introduced without causing massive job losses. The answer they failed to tell people is that you introduce it at a low level, and raise it slowly above inflation until you end up with a figure which makes work pay.

A planet hunter called Debra Fischer, while studying Upsilon Andromidae from the Lick observatory in 1996 found that it was being orbited by at least 3 planets, all gas giants. After a lot of checking, this was announced in 1998. This is the first multi planet system found other than our own Solar System.

There were also quite a few books and movies created this year